Amiga

Before I switched to OS/2 and then WinNT, I used and programmed Amiga computers. I still have and use my 1986 Amiga A1000:

Woo hoo! It's a real screamer of a machine.

The last thing I've done with the amiga is use it to render (using Sculpt-3D) and process (using the pbm/pgm/ppm image manipulation tools) the animation on the opening page.

People occasionally write asking whether or not they have the latest version of a program I wrote. Here are links to all the programs I've written that I can still find on the net.

uuInOut103.lha
Very fast and smart uuencode and uudecode. (But be sure to use the uuOut from uuOut114.lha since it is newer than the one in here.)

uuOut114.lha
Very fast and smart uudecoder.

Sphinx_v26x.lha
SphinxExtraDoc.lha
An enhanced shell window with scrollback, multiple fonts and much more. Unfortunately Sphinx causes a non-fatal trap or two during startup under Workbench 3.0 and higher (after that it runs fine and trapless). I've never fixed this because I don't have WB3.0.

HAMonDCTV.lha
Displays HAM6 and HAM8 images on the DCTV hardware. (I wrote this program as a test to see if I could interface with the DCTV before I wrote JPEGonDCTV, so it isn't very fancy.)

JPEGonDCTV.lha
Displays jpeg images on the DCTV hardware with scaling, preview, etc... This program is very fast as well (neck-to-neck with FastJPEG).

uvSurf.lha
Computes, displays and saves parametric surfaces. This program benefits greatly from a FPU since the initial computation of the surface is done in IEEE.library. However once the surface is computed the surface is displayed quickly using integer math.

TrapII_1_59.lha
A little task stepper/CPU viewer debugger for assembly programmers. This has been my only debugger for years, but your needs may vary.

FDiff.lha
A very fast diff program.

GroupInfo.lha
The same as workbench's "Information", but operates on multiple files at once.

This isn't the complete list of all the programs I've written for the Amiga, but those that aren't here are little utility programs (mouse accelerator, password protection on boot, enabling the extra keys on the Northgate keyboard, etc...) that you probably aren't interested in anyhow.

I welcome email about these programs, but I'm probably not going to add any features or fix bugs. I am willing to give the source code to anyone who asks. Be warned though: all these programs are 100% 68000 assembly; no C/C++ wussies please. :-)


The backdrop image is a contrast-reduced version of a famous drawing by the early Amiga artist James Sachs. If you're interested, I've got a page about this piece of history.

Amiga Web Directory And if you want to read the latest chapter of the Amiga's never ending comeback, the Amiga Web Directory is the where you will find it.


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